Yesterday, after a few more looks on Pinterest and pinning a few things for ideas I went back and had another try at the whole Project Life idea.
Once I got past my previous 15 years of scrapbooking tendencies and the idea of having to have everything on the page being related, I started to see it differently. I looked at the page as a collection of everyday events. Not just a single page but rather several mini pages. With that approach I have to say I really like the idea and will definitely be doing more.
I am not one to take a ton of photos that are related and we don't really have any big events or celebrations. In our house life is all about
celebrating life as it comes.
While some people sketch out their ideas and page design very carefully, this is one project that I have decided will be like our lives.
Take it as it comes.
This idea is perfect for most of the photos I take. Just one or two quick snapshots of what is going on or little notes of things that are said.
With that in mind, I began with some of my most recent photos (2013) and here is what I ended up with:
It was really a lot of fun. I used a variety of different products on the cards-stickers, stamps, computer printing and more. Here are a few close-ups of the different elements.
(click on the images for full size view)
I added the month card from Simple Stories and accented the card with "Memories" and "Documented" from my Take Note stamp set.
Letters to spell focus are die cut from the Chip Block Sizzix die. The glasses on that card came from the Spoon Me stamp set by Becky Oehlers and the stars are from Stamp it Big by Carolyn King.
The center card includes "Say What" and "Date" from Take Note. The heart is from my Simple Hearts stamp set. Frame behind the plate comes from Take Note.
The other papers and stickers come primarily from the Simple Stories Sn@p line with the exception of the number stickers which are form Echo Park Paper.
For these cards I used mostly Simple Stories Sna@p papers and computer printing. The circles stickers are from the same line. For the photos of my daughter's first day of college I added a comment that I printed off of her Twitter account. The "blah, blah, blah" came from the Take Note stamp set.
Simple Hearts stamp set. The circles along the bottom of the center card are washi tape. The red and black letters stickers are form Fancy Pants Designs.
Here are the full images of the stamps I used:
Of course, I will still be making cards-LOTS of cards.
and I'll still be scrapbooking "regular" pages. But now that I started I'm pretty sure I'm hooked and will be sharing quite a few more Project Life style pages in the near future. :)
Thanks for stopping by!
I'd love to hear what you think.
Do you do project life already?
Would you like to?